Sports Science 4

Course code HUBS3510
Not available in 2015

Description

The focus of this course is the application of exercise science skills and knowledge to sports performance. Students will gain an understanding of pre-exercise screening, exercise training program design, issues related to the use of ergogenic aids and drugs in sport, and specificity of fitness testing, as well as an introduction to sports science research and peer-reviewed literature. Students will develop skills for the assessment of sports-related physical fitness.

Availability

Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2014.

Learning Outcomes

1. An understanding of the role of pre-exercise screening

2. An understanding of the physiological basis of successful sports performance

3. An understanding of the basis of successful exercise training program design

4. An understanding of the differences between exercise training programs for health, occupational fitness, rehabilitation and sports performance

5. An understanding of fitness testing for sport and the application of the results to exercise training program design

6. Skills in selecting and conducting physical fitness tests

7. Skills in group cooperation to effectively carry out comprehensive exercise testing and interpretation

8. Skills in locating, reviewing and applying the sports science literature

9. An understanding of ergogenic aids for sports performance

10. An understanding of drugs used and abused in sport.

11. An understanding of the ethical issues regarding the use of drugs in sport

12. Knowledge of the drugs commonly used in sport and their effects

Content

Major topics include:

  • Pre-exercise screening
  • Needs analysis for sports performance
  • The role of exercise testing
  • Informed consent and liability
  • Exercise training program design
  • Types of sport related fitness
  • Body structure and posture
  • Body composition
  • Flexibility
  • Speed and agility
  • Muscular strength, power and endurance
  • Anaerobic power
  • Aerobic fitness
  • Resistance training
  • Endurance training
  • Sprint, agility and flexibility training
  • Ergogenic aids
  • Ergolytic substances
  • Drug testing in sport
  • Sports science literature searching
  • Basics of data collection and interpretation

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours) program.

Assumed Knowledge

HUBS2520 - Sports Science 3: Exercise Physiology

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Mid Semester

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Formal Examination: Formal Exam

Contact Hours

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks